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Finders Keepers

(Lost & Found #3)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  7,562 ratings  ·  507 reviews
NEW YORK TIMES and USATODAY Bestselling Series

There’s tortured. And there’s Garth Black.

His life has been a constant carousel of tragedy and disappointment, including his love life. Of course, applying the term “love” to Garth’s conquests is a gross misuse of the word. Some people were made to give and accept love, and others weren’t. Garth Black redefines the “others” c
Kindle Edition, 310 pages
Published September 16th 2013
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Natasha is a Book Junkie
“Don’t love me. You get to choose who you love, so please… please don’t waste it on me.”

If you had asked me a few months ago who my all-time favourite cowboy was, I would have said “Jesse Walker” in a heartbeat. That boy was the perfect combination of sweet and sexy, cheerful but profound, and this coupled with his innate ability to love others fiercely and selflessly, made him one of my favourite book boyfriends ever. But even while I was panting after Jesse, another cowboy caught m
Jacqueline's Reads
Aug 05, 2013 marked it as freebie

There’s tortured. And there’s Garth Black.

His life has been a constant carousel of tragedy and disappointment, including his love life. Of course, applying the term “love” to Garth’s conquests is a gross misuse of the word. Some people were made to give and accept love, and others weren’t. Garth Black redefines the “others” category. He’s made a vow that the day he meets a woman who could sucker him into falling in love will be the day he runs away.

Garth’s p
Sep 01, 2013 rated it liked it

There’s complicated. And there’s Rowen Sterling.
There’s optimistic. And there’s Jesse Walker.
There’s tortured. And there’s Garth Black.


Nicole Williams,

****4.5 Cowboy Lovin' Stars****

"I didn't fight back. I didn't protect myself. Not because I incapable of doing it, but because taking a good beating every now and again did me good. Some people prayed, some did a cleansing, some took a vacation. I did a solid beating. It reminded me I wasn't invincible and somehow that reminder made me stronger."

In the first two books of the Lost and Found series, we were first introduced to Jesse Walker- the all around loving, golden boy, charming, sw
Teresa Mary Rose
More Reviews Here: Readers Live A Thousand Lives

This book will tug at your heart strings and put you on an emotional rollercoaster. I loved every second of the ride. It’s no secret this is one of my favorite series and this book did not disappoint. I loved getting to know Garth Black and learning more about the cowboy shrouded in mystery.

I actually didn’t realize this story would be told from Garth’s perspective. I mean, I know it’s his book, but so many times the book is from the female protago
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: new-adult
Garth Black first charmed me in Lost & Found. He had that great dark persona, a little self-depricating, sardonic, sarcastic, and sexy. I mean, what more could a girl want? Garth was definitely the dark counterbalance to Jesse, who was very much a golden boy. This dark Garth made me giddy, and I was so excited when I found out he was getting his own book. I went into this fully expecting to love Garth's story, and I maybe thought it might surpass Jesse's because let's face it, I'm a sucker for a ...more
Linda ❤️ Sassy, Classy && a Little Bit of Nasty
BR with Nancy❤️the❤️Bookaholic


This one was my favorite out of the series. Yes, I said it. It sounds crazy even as I'm saying it! Cause Jesse was awesome! But there's just something about a brooding, misunderstood bad boy. ;-)

Garth Black

When I first met Garth in Lost and Found, I can say I wasn't a huge fan. But I knew behind the asshole was an explanation, so I gave him the benefit of the doubt and waited it out. And boy, am I glad I did.

Garth and Josie turned out to be a very good match. Sh
Rachel Reads Ravenously
Oh what the hell, 5 stars! No official review except this was awesome. I love Garth.
Aug 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved this! Lost and Found is a favorite list book for me, and I thought this one was just as good!! I love a good friends to romance book and this didn't disappoint. The whole book is in Garth's perspective which made it even better. In the previous books, Garth was kind of a mystery, and you didn't really understand his motives for certain actions. In this book you see him in a whole new light, by the end of the book I liked him just as much as Jesse.

" I was the boy who fell in love with
Jun 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: university
4 stars! ****

The dark, dangerous and handsome Garth Black is here. And the book is only from his POV. Yaaay. He was meaner and more sarcastic in his head than he was speaking aloud in the previous books and he's way too awesome. #crushinghard

I'm not sure who's better. Garth or Jesse..

From the two previous books we know that Garth and Josie have a past. A painful, heart-breaking past. Josie cheated on Jesse (Lost and Found) with Garth and since those three were almost inseparable until them, it
Aug 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Garth F*cking Black proved himself once again in Near and Far and I can't wait to read his own story.

Despite the filthy words he says but damn the man has depth no matter how unbelievable it is.

“No one messes with my best friend.”

“Best friend, eh?”

“You’re my only friend, Jess. You win the best title by default.”

Can't wait for Garth's journey, will it be Josie? I love that girl as well I believe they should get back together...
Peggy Dabney
Aug 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Whew! 4 worried my ass off for Josie and Garth stars. This tragic and sweet love story had me tied up in knots! Tragic, because Garth and Josie had so many obstacles in their way, I wasn't sure HEA was even possible. Sweet, because when facing difficulty their love survived. That made me happy! ;)
I enjoyed this story and hope you will as well.
Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book
Garth Black has officially moved into the top spot for my number one book boyfriend. At the start of Nicole Williams’ Lost & Found series, Garth earned villain status via his encounters with the two lead protagonists, although by book two, Near & Far, a caring heart was revealed to be beneath his bad boy womanizer persona. The transformation that his character goes through is truly amazing, especially in his own book, Finders Keepers (Lost & Found #3), in which readers are allowed to discover a ...more
This seemed to be more of a "Self Discovery" book for Garth. We took a trip in his life and head in regards to his messed up life and how he was treated and sees himself through his eyes and some others. No matter that he has secretly been in love with Josie for a long time, he denies this and can barely accept this fact. Even when he does, he doesn't feel like her deserves her and he doesn't want to "infect" her with the likes of himself.

Josie on the other hand has been in love with Garth for
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I can not wait! I love this series:D Garth is so amazingly bad boyish with such a great heart. With a totally messed up upbringing. As I was reading the last book I kept thinking I want Garth's story it will be amazing! And yay Nicole read my mind and wrote it hahahah! SOOOOOOOO excited for his story, can it be Sep 16th today PLEASE!!

This one does not disappoint. My heart was broke time and time again for little boy Garth as well as the man Garth. When life was handing out rainbows and fairy tal
Jul 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: his-pov
BR with Linda ~ Sassy, Classy && a Little Bit of Nasty

~~4.5 Garth Black HEARTS~~

I'm really glad Garth got his own book. I've always felt like he was misunderstood. He had a drunk for a father that abused him. The town people labeled him as the bad boy that everybody should stay away from. He had many obstacles to overcome in this book. One big one being the demons within him. I'm glad he at least had Jesse and Josie that he could really call true friends. This was a really good series. One that
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"Don't love me. You get to chose who you love, so please don't waste it on me."

Garth Black. Another tortured soul. He has never received any love that he was able to comprehend, but the love he gives was always going to be profound.

“I’m not asking you to trust me with your life or your heart or love yet. I am asking you for a chance to prove myself worthy of earning those things.”

Josie and Garth had a bumpy road, but in the end they found their way to each other. Its like he strayed for
andrea have sassy books to read
this book!!



well he was kind of an asshole but inside that hard shell he was the most plushy teddy bear I LOVE HIM, in this book we can see who is really grath black and maybe the only things we pick from the other books was that he had a really dificult family life and that he was kind of a prick but IN THIS one i enjoy it so much i fell in love with him he was so sweet and lovely

and them we have JOSIE GIBSON
I KNEW IT!!! she had been in love with garth since kinderga
Charlotte Blickle
Oct 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Finders keepers..
dang I read lost and found quite a while back and I absolutely loved those two books!!
So I was super hyped to read this one.
It wasn’t bad..
but it just pulled itself to long for me.
Oct 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Oh boy... Garth was a brooding man here, no doubt about it. He has a dark past and, while the girls with a troubled past in the genre tend to retreat into themselves, Garth does the opposite: he lashes out at the world in general, and gives just as good as he gets. But, his life is meaningless, he just survives from day to day.

And then Rowen comes in. She is the opposite of Garth. As the saying goes, opposites attract. What the saying leaves unmentioned, is how much those opposites fight the att
Mar 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-read
I liked this one overall, but it definitely wasn't my favourite!!

Whilst I enjoyed reading the book, not that much actually happened. It was slow moving and I even got a little bored at times. Plus, the drama at the end of the book was kind of predictable.

I loved Garth's character and I liked Josie too. But the problem I have here is that the book ended in a really great place. Do we need any more?
Why can't we just have this wonderful ending? Do we need another book full of angst and drama? I
The BookWhisperer
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
From the start of Lost and Found I have been waiting for a deeper glimpse into Garth Black. Nothing had set me up for the discovery. It was obvious that something lay in the shadows for his character and the reader just had to wait patiently for the unveiling. Finders Keepers is just that unveiling. Having learned about Josie over the past several books it was a pleasure to see her character from the individual standpoint rather than the young lady that lost it all. What we discover in Finders K ...more
Amanda (Fandomly Bookish)
I was supposed to be reading Hallowed, Book 2 of Unearthly Series and suddenly I remembered that Finders Keepers’ release date was September 16. It is Garth Black’s story, so I really and totally need to read it first before anything else! And I didn’t regret reading this first …

Dec 23, 2017 rated it liked it
This one wasn't bad at all. I liked Josie and Garth. But this whole "I don't deserve you" stuff is getting old. I really hope it won't repeat itself in book two of their story, which I'm going to read for sure. Partly because I expect Rowen and Jesse to make an appearance in this one as well and I just LOVE both of them. So "yes" to Josie and Garth, but please Garth, work on your self-esteem before the next book, because I had just about enough of your self-doubts. ...more
Aug 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
*I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

I first met Garth in Lost and Found, and I have to say I wasn’t a fan, but by the time I had finished Near and Far, I have to admit that didn’t want to like him but I secretly did, yes I had a soft spot for this sexy moody troubled cowboy.

Finders Keepers is Garth Black’s story, and once I started to read about his past, and his childhood you get to see and completely understand why he is the way he is (an asshole), his mother
Liloshadow (ReNee)
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: bad-boy, so-so
Disappointed for Garth...Thought He Deserved Better.

I really hate to leave negative reviews and rarely do but this book was such a disappointment for poor Garth.

I was really looking forward to this book since I love complicated characters and Garth was extraordinarily complex. I felt like the author didn't really give him his due and just rushed his story out there to get it done. BEWARE spoilers ahead...


We only got one date between Garth and Josie. ONE date!! And then he was beat
Aug 24, 2013 rated it liked it
"I was the boy who fell in love with you that day on the school bus when we were five. And I'm the man that always will."

It does break my heart to give Garth's story around 3-3.5 stars, instead of a shining 4-5 stars. I adored the first two books and Garth Black basically completely owned my heart especially in the 2nd book. I was so excited to get my hands on his story and was also just as curious as to how things will unravel between him and Josie but truthfully, I kinda expe
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Sep 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arc, blog-tours
This book has got to be my favourite book from the series! It just has to be! I completely fell in love with everything from the characters to the plot and everything else in-between! I loved Rowen and Jesse's story, but Garth was one of my favourite characters from their story, so I was really excited when I found out that he was getting his own book! Finders Keepers was an amazing book! I adored everything about it! The plot of this book was wild! A bit like the main character I guess you coul ...more
Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Aww I loved it! I won't lie & say I would love my own Garth Black, I would run for the freaking hills; but I never like the bad boy, I am a Jesse Walker girl for sure. However, I absolutely loved Garth & Josie together & there were some pretty intense emotions, I liked getting to see another side of Garth. It's a good thing the real Garth came out because I wanted to kick his a$$ for most of the book. Oh & I loved getting to see Jesse & Rowen again :) I loved the story & to be honest anything by ...more
I think i may have been to excited for this book, it felt like a let down, which was a shame. Can't help but feel that the series isn't consistent in quality. The first book was fab, then it went downhill for me. It just didn't feel unique, suprising, uplifting and happy as the first.

Firstly, i always have issues with books that are YA, when the characters are not young adults. Garth wasn't as much of a badboy as he was in the other books. I had a hard time believing the love, it wasn't very end
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Nicole is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author who got her humble start dictating books to her parents at the age of three and her big break nearly three decades later when she signed her first publishing deal. She grew up an avid reader and writer who majored in Economics because a Creative Writing degree was lofty and impractical, not to mention a pipe dream. Irony, you wily fiend. ...more

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“I learned something else about love from Rowen.
She taught me that when you do find the person you
want to love for the rest of your life, it’s okay to
embrace change. It’s okay to change yourself.
Everyone likes to think that when they find that special
someone, that person should accept them and their
flaws, vices, and short-comings. Maybe they’re an
amazing enough person that they do . . . but they
shouldn't have to. A person should want to change
themselves for the better when they find that person.”
“Damn, Josie. Are you trying to kill me?”
She glanced back my way. “Not particularly right now. Why?”
I didn’t even try to stop staring. It would have been a wasted effort. “Because that dress is enough to give a man a heart attack if you come any closer, or break a man’s heart if you walk away.”
“Now lines like that help me understand why you’ve got a reputation for being such a ladies man.”
“That wasn’t even my best one.”
That kind of dress could bring a man to his knee to propose, even if that had been the furthest thing from his mind when he woke up that morning. Hell, it was bringing me close to a proposal, and I was dead set against anything marriage related.”
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